Safe Access to Recreational Opportunities

IPHI is working with local governments to create and implement policies to improve health and quality of life

Under Safe Access to Recreational Opportunities (SARO), the Institute for Public Health Innovation is collaborating with the Prince George’s County government to incorporate policies and practices that promote active living to improve health outcomes and quality of life. These include the development of Wellness Zones around community centers, removing barriers hindering students’ use of recreation facilities, and other initiatives to make active living more accessible and convenient. These policy initiatives are informed by Safe Routes to Play and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design activities that assess the needs of community residents, the County, community based organizations, and other local stakeholders.